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chinaBloomberg calculates that China GDP growth rate was overstated by 2% in 2015

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China’s GDP growth rate in 2015 was probably overstated by “a couple of percentage points,” according to new data analysis by Bloomberg Economics. Some of the alternative growth metrics indicate higher GDP growth than what China has reported for some …

chinaChina will again triple dredging and will have over 50 fortified islands by 2030 in South China Sea

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China has purchased 200 dredging ships over the last 11 years. Most of the technology was from Germany, Japan and other countries. China tripled its dredging capacity over the last 15 years. China can now build its own large and …

chinaChina plus Hong Kong and Macau GDP for 2017 is $13.3 trillion

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China’s quarterly GDP numbers for 2016 and 2017 suggest that the soon to be released Q4 2017 GDP number will be about 22.5 trillion RMB. China leadership has already indicated the fourth quarter has come in with strong economic performance …

artificial intelligenceThe Future of Asia is ultimately about AI, other advanced tech and economics

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Hugh White makes the case that America’s influence is decreasing in Asia and China is on the eventual but inevitable path to dominating Asia. Others make the case that the USA still has strategic options. Nextbigfuture believes the ultimate Future …

asiaChina passing the USA by 2030 and India passing Japan in 2027

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The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) forecasts that China’s economy will pass the USA in exchange rate terms by 2030. The report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research in London sees India leapfrogging the U.K. and …

carsChina will have double US car sales in 2018 – Trump calls China economic competitor

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President Donald Trump will declare that China and Russia are competitors seeking to challenge U.S. power and erode its security and prosperity. The singling out of China and Russia as “revisionist powers” in the document reflects the Trump administration’s wariness …

carsTelsa model 3 production ramping up and could be fully resolved within 3 months

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Tesla share price rose over 4 percent on Monday due to reports that hundreds of its Model 3 cars could soon be delivered to customers. Many anticipated Model 3s were spotted across the company’s delivery centers in California during the …

chinaNext wave in China will be broad adoption of digitalization by businesses

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China, already a global force in digital technologies and McKinsey Global forecasts big shifts in revenue and profits as China’s businesses digitize, boosting the economy’s international competitiveness. The next wave of digital transformation in China is likely to come from …

africaChina manufacturing workers earn 7 times more than some workers in Africa

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“China stopped being a low-cost manufacturing country many years ago,” Apple CEO Cook told the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou, capital of the southern Guangdong province, on Wednesday. He said the key for China and other developing countries facing rising …

chinaShenzhen passes Guangzhou as highest GDP city in southern China

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Shenzhen had the largest economy in southern China’s Guangdong province last year after a new method of calculating gross domestic product saw it overtake local rival and provincial capital Guangzhou. Shenzhen’s GDP figure for 2016 to more than 2 trillion …